Using FoilSim to Measure Your Elevation
High schoolers, after designing model wings, demonstrate an understanding of wing design by testing models of the wing types both experimentally and by computer modeling in FoilSim and then presenting their results.
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Analysis of Energy Usage & Methods to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Working in groups of two, learners examine their own carbon footprints and energy consumption, then determine a plan to reduce their impacts on the environment. Although designed to be a final project for a chemistry class, the...
9th - 12th Science
Measure the Solar Diameter
Scientists could measure the diameter of the sun before they knew its distance. Scholars construct a simple mirror box to measure the diameter for themselves. They compare this measurement with the official size, listed in a textbook,...
7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Power Your Home: Crash Course Physics #35
Solve the mystery of how electricity works to power your home using an enlightening video lesson. An installment of the Crash Course physics series begins by describing how electricity reaches your home. The instruction includes an...
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Do Sharks and Rays Use Electricity to Find Hidden Prey?
Sharks and stingrays use their sense of electricity to find prey. The video explains their tiny organs that detect electric fields produced by living creatures. It ends by highlighting the benefits of this sense and how much scientists...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Using Math to Analyze Data
No one wants to be average, so mathematicians use the term mean instead of average. The video explains how to calculate the mean, how to calculate the percent error, and why this information is important. Finally, the video considers the...
4 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Using Trigonometry to Determine the Height of a Tall Object
How can you calculate the height of a tree without having to climb it all the way to the top? The sixth installment of an 11-part Math in Science video series demonstrates how to use trigonometry to determine the height of a tree.
2 mins 9th - 12th Math
Measuring Elevation Past and Present
After viewing a short video about a climb up Mount Everest, high schoolers read about triangulation for measuring distant elevations. Have your class work in groups to construct an inclinometer and then use it to measure the height of...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable